Ports & Harbors | P2S Inc.

Ports & Harbor

port design solutions that meet the demands of 21st century global trade

P2S Advantages

We Set the Standard for Shore to Ship Power

P2S CEO Kevin Peterson chaired the shore-to-ship power international standards committee. This leaves us uniquely qualified to handle shore-to-ship power design for ports. There’s nothing like having a world-renowned expert to put minds at ease.

Over Three Decades of Port Design Experience

We have the expertise ports and tenants need to successfully complete their projects. Our extensive experience at west coast ports includes the major Ports of Seattle, Long Beach and Los Angeles along with the Port of Tacoma, Port of Hueneme, Port of Port Angeles and Port of Everett.

Engineers for the Record

We’re the electrical engineer of record for the largest automated container terminal in North America. Our team is uniquely positioned to leverage our experience should your facility decide to invest in automated container terminal technology.

Featured Project

Port of Long Beach, Fire Boat Station #15

Critical fire coverage expansion protects a thriving port


Long Beach, CA

Construction Value:

$32 million


Engineering News-Record, Regional Best Projects, Best Specialty Construction, 2022

Engineering News-Record, Best of the Best Projects, Specialty Construction, 2022

Project Overview

P2S worked with the Port of Long Beach in conjunction with the Long Beach Fire Department to replace Fire Boat Stations 15 (FS 15) and 20 to include new boat bays to support new fire boats. P2S provided MEP and telecommunications design services for the fire station buildings, boat bays, and site power and lighting. Additionally, P2S provided an energy model and determined the relative efficiency of building layout and orientation, load calculations, an estimate of electrical service requirements to include future expansion, and coordinated emergency power needs and provided sizing of emergency generator. Our design solutions helped earn FS 15 a LEED Gold Certification.


To earn the LEED Gold Certification, the design team relied upon P2S to develop a design to achieve overall energy performance of almost 40% better than code requirement. A particularly challenging hurdle the team had to overcome was not being able to use economizers or natural ventilation strategies due to higher air pollution levels from adjacent container port.

The design team had already modeled LED lighting and mixed model ventilation strategies requiring CFD analysis. The team quickly analyzed alternate energy efficient solutions including radiant cooling and heating and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems. The P2S team worked collaboratively with the project architect to produce an energy-efficient envelope, reduced the equipment sizing, and selected the VRF option based on life cycle cost. Most importantly, the building's energy models indicated the design exceeds the original energy goal with 44% better than Title 24 code requirements, resulting in very comfortable and efficient fire stations.

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Market Leader

Kent Sayler
Associate Principal & Ports & Harbors Market Segment Leader

Kent Sayler

Kent has more than 15 years in the electrical engineering field, working on new system design, electrical system retrofits, and tenant improvement upgrades. He’s worked on, or managed, projects at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, including the billion-dollar POLB Middle Harbor Redevelopment. Kent also has construction administration and electrical design experience in the higher education, commercial and industrial fields. He has designed power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, telecom/data, and other specialty electrical systems.

Kent is the Past Chair of the Power Systems Engineering technical committee of the IEEE Industrial & Commercial Power Systems operating department. He is also actively participating in the reorganization of the IEEE Color Books that is being led by the I&CPS Technical Books Coordinating Committee. He is a member of the National Electrical Code-Making Panel 1 and the USGBC LA Chapter.

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